Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

Get the Real Scoop: Office 365 Backup Policies & How to Fully Protect Your Data

Microsoft Office 365 prides itself on enabling dynamic, collaborative workplaces for its customers. Industry-leading security measures and attention to privacy, compliance, and accessibility support the robust functionality of the cloud productivity suite. Even so, research shows that data loss and protection are still major concerns for most businesses migrating to the cloud. In fact, the number one concern of CIOs moving their business to the cloud is security, with 84% expressing worry.


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Forrester Urges Organizations to Use Cloud-To-Cloud Backup For SaaS Data Protection

Forrester predicts that the SaaS market will grow to $157 billion in 2020 as companies continue to follow the trend of moving their data from on-premises to the cloud. Here’s a quick snapshot of everything that is included in an updated Forrester Report, “Back Up Your SaaS Data — Because Most SaaS Providers Don’t.” The report aims to educate you about why organizations should have cloud-to-cloud backup in place for SaaS applications like Microsoft Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce to ensure SaaS data protection.


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How the Trailblazer Community Survey Helped the #SalesforceOhana at Snowforce

Snowforce 2018 was a fantastic Community event - more than 400 people registered to attend 30+ sessions across 6 tracks in Salt Lake City, making for a huge #SalesforceOhana presence at the foot of the Wasatch mountains. I was fortunate enough to present at Snowforce on how beginning admins can use the Trailblazer Community Survey [...]

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The GDPR vs Australian Data Privacy Regulations

Data privacy and security have moved to the forefront of boardroom visibility in 2018. Constant focus on how we manage personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI) is moving in a new direction. Not only are we concerned about what we’re storing and processing, but we now need to understand the “where, why, […]


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Building Cybersecurity: Understanding What’s at Risk

To properly address cybersecurity, you need to have the functional capabilities to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. The first step in developing a cybersecurity strategy is to identify the risks present.


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5 Ways to Make a Smooth Transition to Office 365 for Enterprise

As Microsoft adds new business apps to Office 365, its popularity and usefulness continues to grow, as does its rate of adoption. New productivity and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, Groups and Microsoft Planner, streamline and simplify business communication — making a move to Office 365 from another platform even more attractive. If you are considering or starting to migrate to Office 365, read our five pointers to ease your organization’s move.


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What State and Local Governments Need to Know About Risks in G Suite and Office 365

Software as a Service (SaaS) collaborative platform adoption is increasing among state and local government — but along with increased adoption comes added risk. In this blog, you’ll learn how to reduce the risks from ransomware and malicious insiders if you’ve adopted Office 365 or G Suite. You’ll also learn more about: Why SaaS collaboration […]


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Countdown to GDPR #4: Impact on Customer Communication and Experience

To prepare for the upcoming GDPR we’re doing a series of blogs about key regulations and ways to be compliant with them.  In Part 1 we discussed the Right to Be Forgotten, in Part 2 we spoke about Privacy by Design and by Default and in Part 3 we understood why Designating Data a Protection Officer […]


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5 Gifts for the Salesforce Admin in Your Life

The Spanning core values—Helpful, Innovative, Fun, Accountable, Driven, and Open—echo my experiences in the #SalesforceOhana, where so many of my Salesforce admin friends share not just knowledge, but their authentic selves, and have fun. This Valentine’s Day, I want to double down on the Spanning core value of “Fun” with this blog on five ways [...]

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Dishing Deep in Chicago on Salesforce Data and Metadata Backup and Restore

Late January, more than 40 Salesforce admins and developers gathered in downtown Chicago for Salesforce Circles of Success, and to learn about a better way to protect their Salesforce data and metadata. In this blog, you’ll hear what was dished up by participants at the Chicago Salesforce User Group meeting on real-life data loss stories. [...]

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